Why is it that I seem to get ill on vacation?
I ran to the post office and the grocery store but other than that I’ve been curled up on the sofa in front of the TV. Since I had technical difficulties with my blogging app during vacation, I thought I’d share a few more photos from our week. If anyone is interested there are lots more in my online album but let me warn you, along with some great scenery photos — there are tons of family photos that will probably bore you to death!
Yesterday Chris talked Keith into a game of Disk Golf at Golden Gate Park. Becky kept score for them and I cheered Keith on. Today we’re on our way home.
A visit to Muir Woods and a wine tasting tour. I think the butterfly was my favorite photo of the day although I loved the trees too.
One of my favorite cities. I was having some technical difficulties posting from the train but have lots of photos to sort and upload eventually once I get home. In the meantime, here are a few from today.
Rain then snow now sunshine. The views are great today.
Lots of farmland and crossing the Mississippi.
Breakfast in Chicago and now we’re getting ready to board the train and head west across the Rockies.
Since finishing the Forest Bricks quilt I’ve been thinking about how an Autumn version would look. I thought I’d do this one a little differently and use bricks and 3 inch squares. The drawing is not to scale… It will need more rows to bring it up to a useable size but this is enough to spark my memory when I get home.
It’s almost time for me to leave on another trip but in between the Habitat stuff and getting ready, I decided to start another top. I’ve had a multi colored version of my 16 Patch and Pinwheels on “the list” for quite a while so it feels good to finally get started on it.
Well it doesn’t seem to get much easier physically but I spent another full day on a Habitat built today.
I kind of have a love/not so much love relationship with volunteering to build. I love it when I’m working with someone who knows what they’re doing and they tell me what they need me to do ….when you’re working under someone who’s not very sure of what they’re doing it’s a lot more difficult. However, I do love being a part of the process !
We had the opportunity to attend a gala tonight as part of this week’s events for the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project of which Minneapolis/St Paul are one of 3 sites for the week. President Carter gave a very moving speech and stated that those of us who are fortunate enough to have the means have an obligation to help those who are less fortunate. If I could pinpoint one lesson I learned from my Dad and try to live, that would be it. Tomorrow I’ll spend the day on a construction site.
Aren’t the chocolate hammer and wrench cute??
A change in plan — I ended up making more blocks since I kept cutting green bricks for variety and I decided to leave the borders off — I’ll just bind it in the brown. That puts it in the 50’s to 70’s range that I like for the majority of my donation quilts.
I struggled to get a good photo of the top – I LOVE all the greens and the look of this top in person but it’s not photographing as well as I’d like. The second photo comes closer to what it looks like in person.
He had his shots yesterday and his back right leg is bothering him a lot – I hate to hear him crying. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow or I might have to take him back to let them look at it.
Thanks to the Maine sew-in this was a fairly productive month for me.
Tops pieced – 1
Tops quilted – 5
Quilts completed – 2
Quilts tied and completed in Maine (Rebecca sewed the bindings after I tied, trimmed, rolled and pinned the backing in place) – 12